Twitter Takes Speech Enforcement to New Level
Article from The Daily Wire by James Barrett.
In a widely reported interview last week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey declared that his company could no longer “afford to take a neutral stance anymore” when it comes to hot button social and political issues. Pressed on why his site seems to laser focus on conservatives while largely ignoring voices on the Left — like radical racist and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan — Dorsey cited the case of Canadian progressive feminist Megan Murphy, whom his company recently banned after a series of tweets arguing that transwomen are not women.
On Monday, Murphy filed a lawsuit against Dorsey’s company for banning her from the platform.
“Men are not women,” Murphy tweeted before being permanently banned from Twitter in November. “How are transwomen not men? What is the difference between men and transwomen?” When Murphy referred to a transgender activist using biologically correct pronouns, her account was permanently locked in November.
The company’s rationale for banning Murphy: She had allegedly violated its “hateful-conduct” rules, which “prohibit targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category” (full text of policy below). As National Review‘s Mairead McArdle points out, Twitter added a new wrinkle to its rules in late October, which they then retroactively applied to some of Murphy’s past posts: “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals”; in other words, calling a biological male who identifies as female a “he” or using transgender individuals’ birth names rather than their new names.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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Looks like twitter is not not going to allow any thing that they do not agree
with, must be kin to porelosser!!!!!! a losser also another with NO BRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is one of the main reasons I do not use Twitter, Facebook, or any other “social media”. There is nothing remotely fair about their “standards”.
I think they’re doing the right thing. The’ve been targeting conversatives for quite a while. The left, racists, iidiots have been getting away with murder, and very nasty slurs against everyone else (conservatives). I’ve been waiting for this to happen, and predict it will happen everywhere else eventually. Obama did this crap to us, to America, and is so proud of his accomplishments, which turned out to do nothing except destroy parts of the American culture as we know it. If this doesn’t take place in the future, revolution or civil war will be in store to all those who speak ill of America. No freedom of speech, goes only so far. People are tired of this crap that Obama has done, I’m wondering why he’s still alive.
Not much new here that I can see. Though Megan Murphy is a Leftist, her argument that transgender women are not women agrees with the argument that conservatives make about the same issue. To say that transgender women are still men is politically incorrect, and Twitter will not tolerate political incorrectness, even from the Left.
There is life after Facebook and Twitter. I had my Facebook account deleted and never had a Twitter account. The looney left censors conservatives on a daily bases and deletes their accounts. Well, I have deleted their accounts! I don’t miss social media one bit.
Men are women in BRAIN only.